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Branch, Engram cleared to start Sunday for Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. - Deion Branch will start for the Seahawks on Sunday against the New York Giants, eight months after the veteran receiver had reconstructive knee surgery.

Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren says Branch and Bobby Engram passed their tests of three consecutive practices this week. Both receivers will make their season debuts at New York. The coach added after practice Friday morning that Keary Colbert or Billy McMullen will start opposite Branch.

Engram will be in his normal role as the slot receiver. Branch is a former Super Bowl MVP who tore a knee ligament in Seattle's playoff loss at Green Bay in January. Engram set a Seahawks record with 94 receptions last season.

Running back Maurice Morris and receiver Koren Robinson are questionable to play Sunday. Both did not practice because of knee injuries.

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